Analytics in Action Elevating HR’s Impact


Unlock the potential of analytics to transform HR practices and advance the organization’s strategic goals. In this two-day workshop based on both my award-winning course at NUS Business School and my influential book, “Fundamentals of HR Analytics,” participants will be immersed in hands-on approaches that turn data into actionable insights in HR.

  1. Basics of HR Analytics: Get grounded in the statistics, tools, and financial concepts needed to turn HR metrics into business insights.
  2. Application to Real-world HR Challenges: Delve into a range of HR issues—such as talent retention, performance, and compensation—and apply analytical thinking to find data-driven solutions.
  3. Translating Analytics into Business Value: Learn how to persuasively present datadriven HR solutions to senior management, ensuring not just insight but also Implementation.

Key learning outcomes

This workshop provides a comprehensive guide to harnessing the power of HR analytics to drive organizational success. Upon completion, participants will:

  • Gain hands-on experience in HR analytics tools and methodologies.
  • Link HR policies and practices to organizational performance metrics.
  • Master data collection, clean-up, and storage to ensure data validity and reliability.
  • Develop predictive models to solve complex HR challenges.
  • Learn to communicate analytical insights in a business context, enhancing the role of a
    strategic HR partner.

Who should attend

  • HR Leaders – Head of HR, HR Directors, Senior HR Managers, HR Managers
  • Mid-Level HRBP’s, Senior HR Executives
  • HR Operations Manager
  • HRIS Professional

Fermin Diez, PhD, CCP, SPHR, IHRP-MP, FSID


Fermin Diez. & Associates PTE. LTD

Dr. Fermin Diez has ample experience in human resources, which includes consulting, corporate, academic, and board roles in 40 countries in all continents.

As a consultant he has advised major multinationals, large local companies and public sector organisations at the Board and CSuite levels in topics related to Total Rewards, Executive Compensation, Sales Compensation, Human Capital Strategy and .HR Analytics.

As an HR leader, he has been Regional Head of HR for two large MNCs in AsiaPac and in Latin America. He is the former Deputy CEO and Group Head of Human Resources for Singapore’s National Council for Social Service, where he is still active as a Senior Advisor. As an academic, he has won awards as an Adjunct Professor at the National University of Singapore, at Singapore Management University and at Nanyang Technological University. He has written three books: ‘Human Capital and Global Business Strategy’, ‘The Remuneration Handbook: International Edition’ and ‘Fundamentals of HR Analytics’. He currently blogs about ChatGPT for HR and on the Future of Pay. Fermin is also a recognized HR thought leader, and was named as a Top HR Influencer in Asia. He is a frequent speaker at regional and global fora on topics related to compensation, strategic HR, talent management and development, career planning, HRTech, public sector HR practices and HR Analytics. He is chief content facilitator for TR2050, a global think tank devoted to finding better ways to pay employees to support the future of work. Most recently, he shared the stage with Prof Dave Ulrich and Dr Max Blumberg on a three-day workshop on HR Transformation. He also serves, or has served, on Boards and HR Committees for Organizations in Singapore and abroad. Fermin is also a former member of the Board of Directors of the Institute of HR Professionals, where he Chaired the Assessments and Insights Committee and as the Dean of HR Education. He currently sits on the Council and Exco of the Singapore HR Institute, and is a Governing Council member of the Singapore Institute of Directors. Fermin obtained his PhD from Singapore Management University, his MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and his undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan.


“Truly thankful for the opportunity to have learnt from you on how to be a strategyoriented and analytics-powered human capital leader, of which you are a great inspiration and demonstration.”

Yunsi Zheng, Singapore Management University, Master of Human Capital Leadership '21

"Thank you for 4 good runs of the Fundamentals of Analytics workshop! The feedback from management and staff was really good; they were very happy with the content and delivery. We are certainly considering to roll out more workshops in the coming year. Kudos Prof Fermin!"

Charlene Lim, Chief Human Resources Officer, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts

“Privileged to have you keynote the (HR Analytics) session, such a learning opportunity for myself and everyone in the audience!”

Cheetung Leong, EngageRocket, Co-Founder

“The content you presented was highly relevant and captured everyone's interest. Your in-depth knowledge of the subject matter shone through, and it was clear that a lot of thought went into the preparation.”

Diana Bazila, Co-Founder, Skill-Lyft



09:00 – 09:30

Introduction and Welcome Remarks

09:30 – 10:30

Basics of Finance, Statistics and Data-analytic Thinking

10:30 – 10:45

Morning Break

10:45 – 12:30

Data Collection, Clean-Up and Storage

Exercise: Data clean-up

HR Analytics Modelling

Exercise: Developing hypotheses/Building an internal labour movement chart

12:30 – 13:30


13:30 – 15:30

Training and Development

Exercise: Calculating ROI of training

15:30 – 15:45

Afternoon break

15:45 – 17:00
Workforce Planning

Exercise: Forecasting people needs in a retail company


09:00 – 09:30

Introduction and Welcome Remarks

09:30 – 10:30


Case: Analysing turnover in an Indian semiconductor company
Discussion: How to improve the turnover predictive model?

10:30 – 10:45

Morning Break

10:45 – 12:30


Exercise: Which sourcing channels yield the best recruiting outcomes?

12:30 – 13:30


13:30 – 15:30

Pay Plans

Exercise: ROI of a sales compensation program

15:30 – 15:45

Afternoon break

15:45 – 17:00
HR Policies vs. Profits

Exercise: If you had a million dollars to improve HR, how would you spend it?

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Hong Kong, In-Person

19th & 20th August 2024, 9am-5pm
Early Bird till 26th of July 2024

USD 1,550 1250

Singapore, In-Person

17th & 18th September 2024, 9am-5pm
Early Bird till 26th of July 2024

SGD 2,100 1,800

*9% GST applies to Singapore based companies and individuals.
**Group discounts applicable.

  1. All bookings are final.
  2. Should you be unable to attend, a substitute delegate is welcome at no extra charge.
  3. HRO Masterclass Series cannot provide any refunds for cancellations.
  4. HRO Masterclass Series reserves the rights to alter the programme without notice, including the substitution, amendment or cancellation of trainers and/or topics.
  5. HRO Masterclass Series is not responsible for any loss or damage as a result of a substitution, alteration, postponement or cancellation of the event.